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    Suits on flights

    I have a flight on Thursday and bringing a suit. I don't want it to get wrinkly so I am trying to figure out the best way to bring it. I have come up with 3 options.

    1 - Wear it. The only problem I have is that I think it might get wrinkled as I wear it around
    2 - Check it. Folding a suit is not something I really want to do because of wrinkles
    3 - Carry it on in a garment bag. My only concern with this, can I carry on a garment back and a backpack at the same time? Does Delta have coat racks/storage like some airlines do? I've honestly never flown on Delta.

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    Re: Suits on flights

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    I have a flight on Thursday and bringing a suit. I don't want it to get wrinkly so I am trying to figure out the best way to bring it. I have come up with 3 options.

    1 - Wear it. The only problem I have is that I think it might get wrinkled as I wear it around
    2 - Check it. Folding a suit is not something I really want to do because of wrinkles
    3 - Carry it on in a garment bag. My only concern with this, can I carry on a garment back and a backpack at the same time? Does Delta have coat racks/storage like some airlines do? I've honestly never flown on Delta.

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    You shouldn't have an issue having it hung on the plane. Just hand it to a flight attendant as you enter the plane and don't forget to take it when you leave.

    Also you will have no trouble carrying on both a backpack and a garment bag.

    Enter your time in Atlanta or Detroit too (or Minneapolis); if Detroit then the light show underground between the terminals is pretty cool so check it out.


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    Re: Suits on flights

    Just carry it with you when flying



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    Re: Suits on flights

    I once read an article that said the best thing to do is wear it. It has the best chance of arriving the least wrinkled. The flight attendant can also hang your jacket while in fight. In addition, when you are wearing a suit, you are more likely to get a free seating upgrade if one is available.


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    Re: Suits on flights

    Have you considered something like this?




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    Re: Suits on flights

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    In addition, when you are wearing a suit, you are more likely to get a free seating upgrade if one is available.
    If this used to be the case I don't think it is anymore. First up are the frequent fliers who get upgraded. Next they will look at the ticket codes and upgrade the highest fare classes. And usually there aren't any seats for upgrade anyway with fuller flights nowadays.



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    Re: Suits on flights

    I have a big garment bag that gets checked. It can hold a couple of suits, several dress shirts, and a couple pairs of shoes.

    If I'm traveling light I wear the jacket, and fold the suit pants and put them in my carry-on and wear jeans on the flight. The jacket might get a little wrinkled in the back, but the front is usually OK.

    If your garment bag fits under the seat in front of you then you should be able to carry-on both a carry-on bag and the garment bag. Don't be that guy that puts two carry-on items in the overhead compartment!



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    Re: Suits on flights

    Just throw it in your luggage; even a 100% wool suit is not going to get that wrinkly, and if it does, you can always press (iron) it at the hotel or wherever you're going.



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    Re: Suits on flights

    Sometimes it depends on the airplane. Flight crew's luggage may be using the closet if there is one. First class gets priority in closet space and if there is room after they have boarded and put their things away some flight attendants will let others hang a garment bag.

    A lot of ifs involved.



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    Re: Suits on flights

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    You shouldn't have an issue having it hung on the plane. Just hand it to a flight attendant as you enter the plane and don't forget to take it when you leave.

    Also you will have no trouble carrying on both a backpack and a garment bag.

    Enter your time in Atlanta or Detroit too (or Minneapolis); if Detroit then the light show underground between the terminals is pretty cool so check it out.
    DSM to Detroit to Charlotte on the way there. Charlotte to Atlanta to DSM on the way back. I've been to both before and that tunnel was undergoing renovations when I was in there so it wasn't really a light show. I'll have to check it out again. Thanks for the help.


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    Re: Suits on flights

    Speaking from many years of experience of traveling several times a month, and much of that time in suits, suits will travel okay in garment bags checked or in overhead.



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    Re: Suits on flights

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkplug View Post
    Sometimes it depends on the airplane. Flight crew's luggage may be using the closet if there is one. First class gets priority in closet space and if there is room after they have boarded and put their things away some flight attendants will let others hang a garment bag.

    A lot of ifs involved.
    Has anyone had an item they wished to hang and not been able to do so? What you are saying could be a real concern but I have never experienced it myself, nor noticed anyone else have that problem (but it's not like I'm paying attention to that so I'm not sure).



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    Re: Suits on flights

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    In addition, when you are wearing a suit, you are more likely to get a free seating upgrade if one is available.
    So when you put your name in for an upgrade, you have to enter what you are wearing into the kiosk?


    This isn't Mad Men era buddy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaStateClones View Post
    So when you put your name in for an upgrade, you have to enter what you are wearing into the kiosk?


    This isn't Mad Men era buddy.

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